The Campaign for Girls in Arizona
The Campaign for Girls in Arizona was our Council's effort to achieve better outcomes for Arizona’s girls by making Girl Scouting accessible to more girls. Completerd in 2018, we transformed our existing property in South Phoenix into The Bob and Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain.
In March 2015 we broke ground on the Leadership Center. The 14.5-acre piece of land was previously Camp Sombrero, a facility that served our Council for nearly 70 years. Construction of the new leadership center was completed in March 2017 and is now serving girls.
Thanks to the generosity of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, all gifts received between June 1 and December 31, 2017 were matched dollar for dollar, up to $1.6 million-dollars to help us reach our overall goal of raising $18 million for the Campaign for Girls.
Why was this Campaign Important?
“When you invest in a girl/woman, you invest in a
family, a community, and ultimately the nation.”
– Kathy Cloninger, former GSUSA CEO
No one knows more about girls than Girl Scouts! We know when girls are given the opportunity to discover their strengths and talents, they can become a positive force in their families and communities. In fact, nearly 80% of Girl Scout alumnae attribute their personal and professional success to Girl Scouting.
Support of the Campaign for Girls empowers girls to realize their full potential and is an investment that gives them the opportunity to build confidence, courage, and character to make the world a better place.
A brief history of The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain
A state-of-the-art, year-round program center for girls, built by the Campaign for Girls.
In March 2015 we broke ground on the Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain. The 14.5-acre piece of land was previously Camp Sombrero, a facility that served our council for nearly 70 years. Construction of the new leadership center was completed in March 2017 and is now serving girls.
Perched on the side of South Mountain, this new facility is a year-round urban program center, with camp appeal, and fully ADA accessible, with relevant programming in the areas of STEM, life skills, outdoors, and entrepreneurism.
The facility is serving our girl membership as well as the surrounding community, and provide a gathering place for girls, women, partners, community leaders. The Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain has large and small meeting and training spaces, a pool and sports field, a Girl Scout shop, three activity centers and 15 temperature-controlled cabins so girls can have year-around overnight camp experiences. This property has become a vibrant center in the South Phoenix community.
This new Parsons Leadership Center is a place where all girls can grow in their ability, take healthy risks, develop a strong sense of self and grow into our community’s future leaders.
Visit our YouTube page to experience the journey our Council took to build a state-of-the art facility for girls!
Learn more by contacting:
Christina Spicer, Senior Associate, Fund Development
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